noctograph


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noctograph

a writing frame designed for use by blind people.
See also: Blindness, Writing
an apparatus or register for recording timely and proper observance by watchmen of their patrols.
See also: Instruments
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Hearing of a new machine on which the blind could write (the noctograph, literally the night writer), he bought one from the inventor, and he would later describe the device in a letter to a friend about his work methods: "It consists of a frame of the size of a sheet of paper, traversed by brass wires, as many as lines are wanted on the page, and with a sheet of carbonated paper, such as is used for getting duplicates, pasted on the reverse side.
When Prescott wrote he had to use a writing frame, known as a noctograph, which had been designed for the blind.
Wealthy enough to pay assistants and aided by a device called a noctograph, he was able to devote his life to historical research and composition.